max temp: 11°C

min temp: 2°C


Ipswich: Swearing at police officer left birthday boy £100 out of pocket

17:04 04 January 2013

Man fined for swearing at police officer

Man fined for swearing at police officer

Archant Norfolk Photographic é 2011

BERATING a police officer after consuming too much alcohol while celebrating his birthday has cost Omar Davis more than £100.


Davis pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Ipswich when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Robert Sadd told the court a police officer saw Davis urinating in Silent Street at around 12.15am on December 7 – the day of his his 24th birthday.

The former soldier was said to have been drunk. The officer attempted to issue him with a Section 27 notice which orders someone to leave the area.

However, Davis repeatedly swore at the police officer despite being given every chance to go away and was eventually arrested.

Mr Sadd said Davis had previous convictions for threatening behaviour, resisting arrest, and failure to answer bail in 2008 for which he had been fined £750 and ordered to pay £75 costs.

In 2010 he was given a community order and a restraining order after being convicted for battery.

Davis, representing himself, said he could not recall too much of what had happened when he was arrested in Silent Street.

He told the court: “It was my birthday. I went out for a few drinks. Obviously I drank more than I should have. I really don’t remember anything I said but it must be true. My mind is completely blank.”

Davis was fined £50 and ordered to pay £50 costs as well as a £20 victim surcharge.



Grimwade street fire. Ipswich

Firefighters saved the life of a man when they rescued him from a Ipswich house blaze without wearing breathing apparatus.

Official opening of Chantry Academy. Head boy and girl, left to right, Ligita Lazdauskaite and Joshua Clarke.

Chantry Academy in Ipswich celebrated the grand opening of its new school building on Friday, as the school marks a “fresh start” from a difficult year.

Exercise is important in the battle against SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder – or SAD – is a very real yet little understood condition that haunts millions every winter.

St Peter and St Mary's Church, Stowmarket, celebrates the opening of its Christmas tree festival. Pictured: Harry and Elena Brown.

The festive season officially arrived in Stowmarket tonight as the town celebrated the launch of its annual Christmas tree festival and lights switch-on.

Bogus caller victim. Library image.

A Hadleigh resident has fallen prey to a phone scam run by crooks posing as bogus police officers.

Museum bosses have gone back to the drawing board following their lottery bid rejection.

Hopes of a multi-million-pound lottery windfall for Ipswich Museum have been dashed – forcing borough chiefs to reconsider the ambitious £23m project to transform the High Street campus.

Jazz singer and songwriter Zoe Gilby

Seasonal delights by the Waterfront

UCS Photography, major investment

Photography students at UCS benefit from state of the art facilities after major investment

Sergeant Ash Jackobs (31) from Felixstowe during 

Chefs from Colchester-based 16 Air Assault Brigade have been wild cooking to prepare for operations in tough environments.

High winds are set to hit Suffolk and Essex. PA Photo: Chris Ison.

A yellow weather warning for high winds has been issued by the Met Office for Essex and Suffolk across the weekend.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24